Foam on the Crest of Waves

Foam on the Crest of Waves

by Silke Stein


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A troubled young girl tries to become a mermaid to cope with her mother's drowning in this sparkly modern twist on the classic Little Mermaid tale that explores love, loss, and second chances. - In a small fishing town on the Mendocino coast, the tides of time have washed over rumors and suspicions, yet the members of a maimed family still struggle to cope with their memories.
A broken woman, refusing to let go of her vanished husband.
Her widowed brother, clinging to the shatters of the life he loved.
His delusional daughter, planning to turn mermaid on her fifteenth birthday.
But when a young man realizes he made a mistake, secrets start emerging from the deep.
Will they bring further grief, or possibly redemption?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518495564
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 442,132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Foam on the Crest of Waves 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JennieR More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wandered a trail and around each curve found something new, interesting or beautiful? That was this book. The characters (even the minor ones) were well crafted and breathing human beings. Each twist of the story kept me bound and mesmerized. The Fairy Tale base along with the clever storyline kept me reading well into the night. I felt like I was riding along with Jeremy as he tried to carry on his life and deal with his now mute daughter. I felt Gina’s frustration and despair. Even characters I did not like (sorry Zoe!), I felt emotion as I read. When looking for symbols in writing, this is definitely a case of much more going on below the surface kind of the life of a mermaid.
Juliapicks1 More than 1 year ago
On the Mendocino coast is a small fishing town known for it’s beautiful sea glass. This is the home of Abalone, a gorgeous redheaded teenager, who has immersed herself into a pretend world of mermaids. She is an expert diver who practically lives in a wetsuit. Abalone has not spoken since her mother died, but her story is much more complicated than that, it is about creating a world in which she can live. A world that provides her with a sense of safety. The story is full of twists and tangles as the secrets of each family member is brought to the surface when Abalone begins a relationship with a boy her age. Stein has done a terrific job of creating her characters and weaving their development with the revelation of their secrets. I would be surprised if you can put the book down.